Experienced instructors, including BCA members, present many cruising and safety related courses and seminars each year in the spring and fall. Courses are coordinated by the Education watchkeepers in each chapter and are typically held in Vancouver, Vancouver Island or Calgary.
To register, click on the course of interest from the Events Calendar. Click the "register online" link and follow the registration steps.Vancouver Chapter Courses
For detailed course information, please go to the Vancouver Education page
BCA is committed to running effective courses for our members, at a breakeven cost. Some courses are being offered at a cost that reflects a lower class size. If enrolment in these courses exceeds the minimum, students will be given a partial refund, based on the number of students who enroll. As with all courses, if minimum enrolment is not met, courses will be cancelled and students will receive a full refund.
People enroled in a course may withdraw from the course, without penalty, up to 15 days before the course begins. Withdrawals after this time will receive no refund. Classes are only open to the number of paid seats. If you have paid for a seat, a spouse or friend may take your place in your absence.
All courses offered by BCA are intended for all members. It is not expected that people have any special knowledge, before taking a course (the Ham Operating course does require a Ham licence with HF privileges, which is offered at BCA). It is expected that all students will do an appropriate amount of homework and study in any course we offer.
BCA Vancouver education courses are scheduled for Thursdays and Saturdays, this year. Contact the Vancouver Chapter Education Watch if you have any questions.
To register, click on the course of interest from the Events Calendar. Click the "register online" link and follow the registration steps.Vancouver Island Chapter Courses
The Vancouver Island chapter of BCA has partnered with Royal Victoria Yacht Club and Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club to form a Cooperative Education Program. The CEP partners build an annual education calendar together, and share access to each other's courses at the member rate. Courses which could not otherwise be offered become viable, and members sometimes have several choices of dates or times to take a course. Fleet members have first access to courses relating to offshore sailing.
For course descriptions go to Events, BCA Calendar, use the 'List View' option and click on a course.
To suggest a course that you would like to take or teach, please contact the Vancouver Island Chapter Education Watch
For more information, please go to the Vancouver Island Education
page or contact the Vancouver Island Chapter Education WatchCalgary Chapter Courses
For more information, please go to the Calgary Education
page or contact the Calgary Education Watch